Call for Topics

AMPP Annual Conference + Expo topic request

The AMPP Annual Conference + Expo in Nashville from April 6-10, 2025, is now inviting submissions for presentation topics. To be considered, your proposal must be submitted by March 31, 2024. AMPP is looking for diverse presentations, ranging from Informative Sessions, which include case studies and hands-on demonstrations, to Peer Reviewed Technical Topics, focusing on advancing materials, coatings, and corrosion industries. Additionally, the conference will feature Research Sessions, offering a platform for current research findings, and Advertorial presentations, allowing companies to showcase their products or services. 

The selection process, meticulously managed by the AMPP Conference & Events Program Committee, guarantees a thorough and fair review of all submissions. This conference represents an unparalleled opportunity to share your expertise, learn from industry peers, and immerse yourself in the latest industry trends and innovations. With a special emphasis on key growth sectors for AMPP such as contractors, international topics, Women of AMPP, and engaging forums like SME roundtables, the conference promises a rich and diverse array of content. Furthermore, it offers a unique platform to delve into vital business sectors that are central to the Nashville region's economy and reflect its distinctive business fabric, including healthcare, automotive, and publishing and printing. These discussions will not only highlight the local economic strengths but also align with Nashville's unique business ecosystem, enhancing the relevance and appeal of the conference.

Informative sessions

These are opportunities to share and discuss information that is relevant to the industries served by AMPP but do not require a formal peer-reviewed technical paper. These presentations may be in formats such as case studies, practical hands-on demonstrations, panel discussions with a focus on industry, technology, executive level content, business practices/process and/or trends and analysis, etc.  Like our 2024 event, Informative Sessions are welcome to be featured in Forums, AMPPiTheatres in the exhibit hall, Roundtables, Workshops, Technical Communities of Interest, or as a stand-alone session. The Informative Sessions should contain the number of presentations you expect to be delivered and the number of people you want to be able to seat in the audience. From there, AMPP staff will assist in determining the best placement for your presentation/session.

Peer reviewed technical topics

Symposia are a way to hear the latest industry knowledge and methods before it's available in popular literature. This traditional format will include a formal call for abstracts. When submitting an abstract, authors must explain how this work will help advance and provide innovative technologies to the materials, coatings, and corrosion industries and/or will serve to introduce new information to the existing body of literature. A technical paper is required and will be peer reviewed for inclusion in the conference proceedings.

Research sessions

Research in Progress symposia provide a forum for the presentation of information and ideas derived from current or recently completed research with opportunities for discussion and sharing of ideas. A paper is not required for these sessions and final topics will be approved by the Research Task Force.


Advertorial presentations are a way to promote your company’s products or services.  A fee will be required for placement in one of these sessions.

Review process

AMPP Staff will collect all requests for the AMPP Conference & Events Program Committee (CEPC). The CEPC will review requests in their entirety and determine the topics to be scheduled for 2025. Handwritten forms are not accepted. Suggested chairs should be notified before submitting this form.

Please email if you have any additional questions or concerns regarding the submission process for AMPP Annual Conference + Expo.

  • Call for Abstracts for the Peer Reviewed Technical Topics will be open mid-April to mid-June 2024
  • Author notification for acceptance will be in July 2024.
  • Additional dates will be posted on the AMPP website once the Call for Abstracts is live.